What is the percentage of international students studying on-campus in Australia?

Percentage of International Students in Australia
Percentage of International Students in Australia

Often, we get asked… what is the percentage of international students studying on-campus in Australia?

 

The latest dataset from the Department of Education (which is published annually) shows that in total in 2020, 24.4% of on-campus students in the university sector in Australia are international students in comparison to 27.1 in 2019 and 23.6% in 2018. This is the highest number recorded in the higher education sector in Australia.
 
The state with the highest percentage of international students is Victoria with 27%, followed by South Australia 26.8% and New South Wales with 23.6%. The result for South Australia is impressive considering that back in 2017 the percentage of international students on-campus was only 18.6%.
 
 
Across all Australian universities, the percentage of international students is on average 21% (compared to 24% in 2019) and varies between 3% and 52%. The table below presents the percentage of international students studying at each university.
 

 

 

PERCENTAGE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ON-CAMPUS IN AUSTRALIA IN 2020

University Name% of International Students
Australian Catholic University12.4%
Bond University36.6%
Charles Darwin University14.7%
Charles Sturt University12.9%
CQUniversity22.5%
Curtin University12.2%
Deakin University21.9%
Edith Cowan University18.0%
Federation University 44.2%
Flinders University13.5%
Griffith University15.5%
James Cook University13.1%
La Trobe University18.4%
Macquarie University23.7%
Monash University33.5%
Murdoch University13.8%
Queensland University of Technology15.9%
RMIT University22.2%
Southern Cross University17.0%
Swinburne University of Technology13.9%
The Australian National University34.9%
The University of Adelaide31.0%
The University of Melbourne38.7%
The University of New England4.3%
The University of Newcastle10.9%
The University of Notre Dame Australia2.4%
The University of Queensland36.9%
The University of Sydney38.6%
The University of Western Australia21.6%
Torrens University Australia51.6%
University of Canberra19.8%
University of Divinity9.2%
University of New South Wales36.4%
University of South Australia17.2%
University of Southern Queensland7.8%
University of Tasmania15.3%
University of Technology Sydney28.0%
University of the Sunshine Coast12.7%
University of Wollongong19.9%
Victoria University20.4%
Western Sydney University15.2%
TOTAL24.4%
AVERAGE21.2%
MEDIAN18.0%

 

Source: With information from the Department of Education, Skills and Employment (Australian Government, 2020).